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[forums]Re: Is the next Dave's Pick 6/30/85?
Posted by stratocaster on Feb 17, 2014 4:00pm into GratefulDead
I have a 15 year old CD in my car of 06-30 second set sbd...always loved the Shakedown through He's Gone the best...the Crypitical is cringeworthy...all of their Beatles covers sucked, all of them...

[forums]Some thoughts about '91
Posted by snow_and_rain on Feb 5, 2014 7:02am into GratefulDead
I also have some thoughts about shows from '91, if you care to hear them. In addition to the shows already mentioned (6/14 and 6/17): Nobody ever puts 3/20/91 in their best of '91 list, but I was there, and it was a phenomenal show, at least for this era. Big first set (first Might as Well in a long while) with a massive Eyes> Foolish anchoring the second. The 3/31 and 4/1/91 shows in Greensboro are among the best shows of that year......

[forums]Help with my personal "best shows" project
Posted by dream and lie on Feb 4, 2014 5:01pm into GratefulDead
Hey all. For a while, I've been trying to come up with a list of top dead shows that meet the following requirements: 1) A representative show from each distinct stylistic period. 2) An excellent version of each major set piece song. 3) Only consistently excellent shows. 4) If possible, no more than one show per period. Unfortunately, I just don't know enough about certain eras, and so I'd appreciate any advice/recommendations......

[forums]Re: Going Clear
Posted by capsgd on Dec 30, 2013 1:31pm into GratefulDead
several lethal chemicals are 'clear' that doesn't make then 'good' Scientology is a shakedown 'Cruise' with high priced/exclusive seating..Mother Hubbard's motto; "never give a sucker an even break" the best mystical experiences aren't mystical. LSD is good at removing hallucinations -it shows how transitory they are. Scientology can't do that...because it IS a hallucination....

[forums]TDIH nuggets abound
Posted by stratocaster on Dec 30, 2013 5:43am into GratefulDead
1978 http://archive.org/details/gd1978-12-30.sbd.tonyg.8826.shnf One of the best TLEOs,, very groovy...rest of show is a nice prelude to the monster show the next night...Loser is top notch as well 1981 https://archive.org/details/gd1981-12-30.sbd.miller.117246.flac16 One of the best first sets of the period, Cumberland and Rooster are dynamite, in Rooster, Weir actually plays a competent and nearly tasty slide solo and gives the baton to Garcia, who just destroys with a knock-out blues sol......

[forums]Re: best show ???
Posted by c-freedom on Dec 17, 2013 9:57pm into GratefulDead
Red Rocks 1985 last show of the weekend. I am pretty sure that is when I realized that my 4yr college degree was going to take a tad longer than I had first reckoned. Also must say somebody played the entire Blind Faith album on the P.A that day. -September 7, 1985 The Frozen Logger Mississippi Half-Step New Minglewood Blues Brown Eyed Women My Brother Esau Loser Dupree's Diamond Blues One More Saturday Night Shakedown Street Crazy Fingers Samson and Delilah Uncle John's Band Playin' in the ......

[forums]Re: The best Wheel
Posted by stratocaster on Nov 4, 2013 9:47am into GratefulDead
In doing the 1981 year in review, I happened upon this little 12 and a half long monster, tucked into a show known more for the extended Shakedown Street...easily the best version of the 80s I've heard... https://archive.org/details/gd1981-08-28.sbd.miller.113680.flac16 Set 1 Jack Straw, They Love Each Other, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Althea-> Little Red Rooster, Brown Eyed Women, Let It Grow-> China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider Set 2 Shakedown Street, Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstan......

[forums]Re: 12/30/83
Posted by stratocaster on Oct 20, 2013 5:15am into GratefulDead
one of the best Shakedown Streets of the 80s...

[forums]TDIH Ten Ten one of my favorite Dead days
Posted by stratocaster on Oct 10, 2013 10:04am into GratefulDead
Let us bask in all the delights this day has to offer...One of the better days in Dead history and a personal favorite anniversary day...the 1968, 1976, 1980, 1981 and 1982 shows are all outstanding, in particular the 1980 and 1982 specimens are perhaps the best shows of those respective years, the '68 is none too shabby and the '76 show rocks...pick your poison below... 10-10-1968...Mickey and the Hartbeats...Matrix...typical blazing psychadelic jams...hard to split this set up as distinct son......

[forums]Re: Four Unusual Segues
Posted by Phlesh Wound on Sep 25, 2013 10:48am into GratefulDead
I'm pretty familiar with most of those except for the first one, which I'll have to check out. I always wish that they had played Terrapin that way (without Lady with a Fan) more often. LwaF can be pretty long and draggy without much good jamming but i do really love the Terrapin Station part of the song. Here are a few other unusual but great segues: Spanish Jam>U.S. Blues http://archive.org/details/gd1974-06-23.mtx.seamons.105983.flac16 LiG>Row Jimmy http://archive.org/details/gd1974-02-2......

[forums]Interlocken/Lockn' Recap
Posted by Mandojammer on Sep 11, 2013 2:19pm into GratefulDead
Well, I’m back from the Lockn’ Festival out in Nelson County, VA. First year festival with an ambitious artist lineup. I was lucky in that a free 4 day pass fell into my lap – I was Staff and was helping out with the Klean Kanteen folks out of Chico, CA. More on KK later. I got there Wednesday afternoon and am thankful I did. Despite elaborate traffic control plans, that in theory would have worked, all it takes is one overzealous VA State Trooper to start directing traffic into a fie......

[forums]Re: Have you forgotton what day this is?
Posted by grendelschoice on Aug 10, 2013 6:04am into GratefulDead
...was working as News Director at a small AAA format radio station, doubling sometimes as a DJ, playing the Dead whenever I could sneak it in...saw an item move across the AP wire on an old teletype machine...no one there but me at the time...stared at the single line, which was cold and impersonal and said something along the lines of "Guitarist Jerry Garcia found dead at rehab facility in California." Read it 5 or 6 times, looking for some clue that it was a mistake......

[forums]TDIH Starlight Theatre 1982
Posted by stratocaster on Aug 3, 2013 9:39am into GratefulDead
August 3, 1982 - One of the best 1982 shows. Source wise, All the sources are patchy or incomplete, this Miller edit is good and once we get through the first few tunes that have a majority old audience patch, the sbd comes through nice and clear. Half Step suffers from the patches and slight mix fluctuations, but is good otherwise, Franklins is jammy, Peggy-O and El Paso are professional, Cumberland starts to heat things up, the rest of the set, and particularly Althea, are well done, though......

[forums]Re: Best 1990's show VOTE
Posted by grendelschoice on Jul 15, 2013 10:52am into GratefulDead
I should have mentioned too that I have 9/10/91 in my top 3 shows for the 90's...It's a lesser-appreciated Branford performance but the Shakedown is terrific and the Takes a Lot to laugh is especially fine--maybe the best they ever did. Jerry sings it really REALLY well. Pretty hot H>S>F also. http://archive.org/details/gd1991-09-10.sbd.sacks.tetzeli.fix-511.34678.reflac.flac16...

[forums]Re: TDIH don't forget some tin foil and a chili dog
Posted by eyeballjackson on Jul 1, 2013 12:53pm into GratefulDead
One of the very best, if not THE best Shakedown. My favorite, anyway....

[forums]Re: TDIH don't forget some tin foil and a chili dog
Posted by RBNW....new and improved! on Jun 30, 2013 5:44pm into GratefulDead
i love shit like this.... Reviewer: 2dose - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - October 9, 2012 Subject: Summer of 85 Rocked This was the best show of the summer. I remember how mellow the vibe was before the show started but the excitement was in the air. The circus was in town and the locals were overtaken by it across the highway at the local mall......

[forums]TDIH don't forget some tin foil and a chili dog
Posted by stratocaster on Jun 30, 2013 4:48pm into GratefulDead
This show epitomizes the 1985 sound and vibe, the sbd is thick and fat, the bass is tubby. The first set setlist is quite uncompelling, but the playing is good, but the lack of real jamming numbers, is a short coming. The second set leads with some Weir loopiness as he whispers "Harry" into the mic a few times during the Shakedown wind up into the intro. This version of Shakedown Street is outstanding, nice climactic jam showcases some nice Garcia R&B chord licks and funky picking along with ......

[forums]The Other One Timings 1986-1995
Posted by light into ashes on Jun 24, 2013 12:51pm into GratefulDead
1986 – 12 Shows 2-9-86 He's Gone > Smokestack > Comes a Time > Drums [8:06] > Space [4:21] > The Other One [6:20] > Wharf Rat > A&A > Good Lovin 3-23-86 He's Gone > Spoonful > Drums [11:47] > Space [7:24] > The Other One [6:43] > Comes a Time > Good Lovin [AUD] 4-3-86 Uncle John > Playing > Don’t Need Love > Drums [8:35] > Space [6:00] > The Other One [6:47] > Wharf Rat > A&A > NFA 4-12-86 Estimated > Eyes > Drums > Space > Truckin’ [5:38] > The Other One [5:14] > Wharf Rat > Saturday Nig......

[forums]Re: Garcia Symphony w/ Haynes
Posted by deadpolitics on Jun 24, 2013 10:44am into GratefulDead
Warren doing Shakedown Street is awesome. Check out the show I went to ... probably the best show with this lineup... http://archive.org/details/thedead2009-07-04.peluso.flac...

[forums]8-28-1981
Posted by stratocaster on Jun 16, 2013 1:32pm into GratefulDead
This is one of the best 1981 shows. First set is well played. Every song is worth a listen from track 2 on, The Jack Straw opener is part aud part sbd and the levels take a while to get perfect, Garcia's guitar is virtually non existent for most of it, by the closing jam, things are better. The sound is fine by the next song TLEO, which is strong, Althea is another great 81 version (despite Garcia turning to mumbly Joe for a lyric), Rooster showcases Weir playing the slide guitar with about 60% ......

[forums]Re: Grateful Dead 1984 - A Year In Review (Update for those who care)
Posted by Mandojammer on Jun 13, 2013 7:26am into GratefulDead
Here you go u - As you can see I listed show, link to source and the extracted comments. I also provided a few examples of where the chimey, jangle thing worked, but the overwhelming majority of chimes resulted in a huge suck factor for the songs they were used in. 4/23/84 - Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT http://archive.org/details/gd1984-04-23.sbd.walker-scotton.miller.105927.flac16 c......

[forums]TDIH Barton Hall 1981
Posted by stratocaster on May 16, 2013 7:59am into GratefulDead
One of the best shows from 1981, this is also one of the more balanced sbds of the year. 1981 was a very strong year for first sets, shows often had 10-12 tunes in the first set, many unusual segues, a lot of set closing China>Riders, the show is overall a great show, Big River is hotter than a glass bowl after the third hit, Althea is top notch, Let It Grow is eco friendly...second set features a very strong Shakedown opener to refresh the funk of the show opening Stranger...Garcia rips a hole......

[forums]TDIH
Posted by august_wst on May 14, 2013 7:36am into GratefulDead
OK, it was 30 years ago today... I was only a teenager far from home who found himself with a ticket (face price of which was only $10.50), some new thing called a hacky-sack, and a doobie (yes, I said doobie). It was a Saturday afternoon. I was from the east coast and I had never been to California, let alone Berkeley. I met some guy named Mikio selling shirts, I liked his stuff so I bought one......

[forums]Re: Potential 1984 Release??
Posted by Mandojammer on Apr 25, 2013 7:59am into GratefulDead
Scotch - Here you go. Rather than clog up the threads with everything I've written so far, I will just post one or two. Don't remember if I posted 4/16 or not, but here it is. "9. 4/16/84* – Community War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, NY (Stand out show) http://archive.org/details/gd84-04-16.neumann.1298.sbeok.shnf a. Shakedown Street* – Some say the best years for Shakedown are behind the boys......

[forums]Re: Best of 6/03/76 - 2/17/79
Posted by snow_and_rain on Mar 3, 2013 7:52pm into GratefulDead
Yes, nice additions. Especially 5/18/77. 1/15/79 has a great Miracle> Shakedown to start set two....

[forums]Best of 6/03/76 - 2/17/79
Posted by stratocaster on Mar 3, 2013 7:37am into GratefulDead
The Post Retirement Keith and Donna line up Era Inspired by Grendels thread, let's take a look at the final 2.5 plus years of touring the with the Grateful Dead's Keith and Donna line -up, the formal return of Mickey Hart and three albums of new material (Blues For Allah, Terrapin Station, Shakedown Street, four if you throw in Garcia's 76 Reflections album with 4 Dead tunes). Regarding 1975, 08-13-75 and 09-28-75 both deserve recognition as great live performances in their own right,, but they......

[forums]Re: Best of 6/03/76 - 2/17/79
Posted by grendelschoice on Mar 3, 2013 5:58am into GratefulDead
Fantastic and comprehensive list, Stratocaster. When I have more time to review I may add another show or 2, tho' it's hard to see holes in this 15. One I would add off the top, tho', is 1/10/79, one of I think the last great Keith/Donna shows, featuring a truly funky "Shakedown" with incredible outro guitar jam by Jerry, and a best-all-time nominee "Miracle" that is flawless and features a much longer outro jam section by Jerry than usually heard......

[forums]Re: I Don't Like Dead Cover Bands!!!!
Posted by craven714 on Jan 31, 2013 12:47pm into GratefulDead
Being in many Dead cover bands over the years I cant say anything. But I did catch Shakedown Street at Quixotes a few times. They fuckin rock imo. It was a night I will never remember, I mean forget. Still like Sancho's Broken Arrow the best though. Best juke box in the country......

[forums]Best "Dead" show in 20 years!!
Posted by Phlesh Wound on Jan 31, 2013 9:38am into GratefulDead
I thought this show would be good because I'm a big fan of everyone involved but I had no idea what I was getting into when I put this one on to play. Incredibly exectued from start to finish, not only is the playing really good (and hot!) but each song has plenty of surprises. C.f. the spacey jam in Althea between the bridge and the last verse. New textures, sounds and riffs abound! A fresh take on the dead indeed......

[forums]Re: Matrix 101
Posted by micah6vs8 on Jan 8, 2013 11:31am into GratefulDead
Hey Hunter, this is one of your best ones yet (and I haven't heard them all). The flame is burning hot between me and that Shakedown these days....

[forums]TDIH nuggets abound
Posted by stratocaster on Dec 30, 2012 6:26am into GratefulDead
http://archive.org/details/gd1978-12-30.sbd.tonyg.8826.shnf One of the best TLEOs,, very groovy...rest of show is a nice prelude to the monster show the next night... https://archive.org/details/gd1981-12-30.sbd.miller.117246.flac16 One of the best first sets of the period, Cumberland and Rooster are dynamite, in Rooster, Weir actually plays a competent and nearly tasty slide solo and gives the baton to Garcia, who just destroys with a knock-out blues solo, worth a listen...Dire Wolf, Althea ......

[forums]I love a good Knockin’.
Posted by Skobud on Dec 7, 2012 4:24pm into GratefulDead
#1 All Time Knockin’ in my book - 7/6/87 - with the Nevilles Best Ive ever heard. F*cking love this show. Jerry was back and playing with purpose….. I had a long talk with an old friend this past summer about this one as he was there. The funny thing was, it wasn’t the Shakedown, or even the whole Neville's chunk - it was the space that freaked him the hell out and he remembered the most....He described it as the this buzzing distortion sounding like bees or bugs or some shit and was ......

[forums]TDIH
Posted by micah6vs8 on Nov 21, 2012 5:36pm into GratefulDead
A great one for the '85 fans. A second set in company with River Bend and Merriweather for best of the year. Love the CM source (taped by Joani Walker and Paul Scotton) and the set list that mostly delivers. Top notch versions of Shakedown and She Belongs To Me, maybe the best Walking The Dog. http://archive.org/details/gd1985-11-21.sbd.walker-scotton.miller.105992.flac16...

[forums]Re: Wonderful Ohio '81 (and Phil Alert)
Posted by snow_and_rain on Nov 14, 2012 8:57am into GratefulDead
I prefer the Dayton show, but this one isn't bad. 03-02-81 - Cleveland Music Hall, Cleveland, OH 1: Shakedown Street, Minglewood Blues, Dire Wolf, Cassidy, Althea, El Paso, Jack A Roe, Lazy Lightning> Supplication, Don't Ease Me In> Promised Land 2: Ramble On Rose, Playin' in the Band-> China Doll> PITB jam> Drums> Space> Playin' in the Band> The Wheel> Around & Around> Johnny B. Goode, E: U.S. Blues Source: http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-03-02.nak700.wagner.miller.90165.sbeok.flac16......

[forums]Ten Ten
Posted by stratocaster on Oct 10, 2012 10:15am into GratefulDead
One of the better days in Dead history...the 1968, 1976, 1980, 1981 and 1982 shows are all outstanding, in particular the 1980 and 1982 specimens are perhaps the best shows of those respective years, the '68 is none too shabby...pick your poison below... 10-10-1968...Mickey and the Hartbeats...Matrix...typical blazing psychadelic jams...hard to split this set up as distinct songs per say, mostly jams, check it out, it's a formative period of the core of the band... http://www.archive.org/detai......

[forums]Re: Looking for some political fire
Posted by snow_and_rain on Oct 9, 2012 8:39am into GratefulDead
Mother Grumble: How much do you feel you should be involved with the society you're living in, that is, contributing to it? Garcia: Well ... I don't ... there are certain kinds of social obligations which we observe at home, for example, if there's somebody who needs a benefit you know ... we've done benefits for the Black Panthers at various times ... we try not to approach things on that level if we can avoid it because really the one thing we've really got to offer - it's not money, it's def......

[forums]Re: any Brent compilation out there?
Posted by craven714 on Sep 21, 2012 6:33am into GratefulDead
This is what I have (I just dont know how to get it to you). There is an addy at the bottom. Hope they dont mind you axing. I waited to try to bury this post so, let me know when you get it so I can erase a few things (email addy). THX ENJoY. If worst comes to worst, I can burn discs for you. Its 1.66 GBs, soooo.... Look to me like its off LL. Edit~ could be bt.etree. You might wanna look. But, I could be incorrect......

[forums]Re: any Brent compilation out there?
Posted by rdenirojb87 on Sep 19, 2012 9:39am into GratefulDead
Ask dark.starz/kochman. I'm sure he has some more recommendations. http://archive.org/post/230025/best-of-brent Anyway, the first one that comes to mind for me is this outstanding Shakedown: http://archive.org/details/gd1982-04-06.nak700.wagner.miller.90469.sbeok.flac16 This post was modified by rdenirojb87 on 2012-09-19 16:39:01...

[forums]review : have we covered all the songs and picked favs and best versions ...top tens and worst performances with and without beards and short shorts....quick links to long essays .of every song...IS THERE ANYTHING WE MIGHT HAVE MISSED
Posted by RBNW....new and improved! on Sep 4, 2012 7:18am into GratefulDead
Grateful Dead Songs Originals Alabama Getaway Alice D Millionaire Alligator Althea At A Siding Attics Of My Life Barbed Wire Whipping Party Believe It Or Not Bertha Bird Song Black Peter Black Throated Wind Black Muddy River Blow Away Blues For Allah Bob Star see Little Star Born Cross Eyed Box Of Rain Brokedown Palace Brown Eyed Women Built To Last Can't Come Down Candyman Cardboard Cowboy see No Left Turn Unstoned Casey Jones Cassidy Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) Childhood's End China Cat Su......

[forums]Re: Best GD UTOOB Clip?
Posted by snow_and_rain on Aug 13, 2012 6:50pm into GratefulDead
Another one I love is 11/24/78. Around the 1:49:50 mark in the video you can see Bobby look over at Phil and mouth the words, "What's he doing?" to Phil. What he's doing is transitioning into Shakedown. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVZD9CZ623M...

[forums]Re: Move me Brightly Audio
Posted by Jack o' Roses on Aug 8, 2012 6:21am into GratefulDead
I recorded it using CDWAV, zits & all from The Wheel on. Not the best quality, (dropout/saturation-wise) but it is more than listenable. It is 4 CDs worth w/o the opening (or the >Althea) or 1 CD (~600 MB) 256kb MP3. What's the best free upload site these days? I guess that I could upload it there since it is freely available - if doing so creates is a copyright problem, somebody please reply & let me know The Wheel > Cumberland Blues (Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Donna Jean Godchaux, Neal Casal, J......

[forums]Re: need a Jerry fix?
Posted by barongsong on Aug 3, 2012 1:47pm into GratefulDead
This was the best pairing of Clemons and the Dead if I remember correctly. Great shakedown and drums in there too I think....

[forums]TDIH
Posted by rdenirojb87 on Aug 3, 2012 5:19am into GratefulDead
http://archive.org/details/gd1982-08-03.sbd.miller.77196.sbeok.flac16 Excellent show, and a good sbd for '82. Great 1st set, and an even better 2nd set of course. A very nice Half-Step>Franklin's opener. Minglewood smokes, Jerry's playing in Peggy-O is gorgeous. Cumberland Blues is one of the best I've heard from the '80s. Almost sounds like it's from the '70s! The rest of the 1st set is very good too. A hot Shakedown starts the 2nd set. Samson rips, To Lay Me Down is amazing. A very hot......

[forums]Re: TDIH '91
Posted by snow_and_rain on Jun 22, 2012 10:16am into GratefulDead
Great show. The SBD doesn't really capture the way the sound bounced around Soldier Field. But there is a decent audience recording that sounds amazing considering that he didn't set up his full rig. http://archive.org/details/gd1991-06-22.Senn421.Darby.118489.Flac1644 The winds were howling on that chilly summer evening. I think a lot of Chicago-land Deadheads weren't prepared for the tempestuous weather......

[forums]Re: MY best SHAKEDOWN
Posted by zackmitchell on Jun 9, 2012 5:05pm into GratefulDead
oh man..I'm listening to 10/31/79 for the first time..amazing. I also love 12/26/79 (dicks picks Vol.5)...Brent's funky key solo and the transition into Uncle Johns reprise...

[forums]Re: TDIH - Greek Theater '83 Melt into a Dream
Posted by august_wst on May 15, 2012 8:10am into GratefulDead
It's good stuff. I was at the second night of this run 5/14/83 http://archive.org/details/gd1983-05-14.fob.sonyecm220t.keshavan.miller.fix.94515.sbeok.flac16 It is still one of the best "gotta poke around" versions of Shakedown I have ever heard. I was a 15 year old kid thousands of miles from home. Bought my first Mikio shirt (Lady with a Fan). The show started at 5:00 in the afternoon with a cool breeze and a nice view....

[forums]Re: Best Shakedown 4-6-82?
Posted by Alpine7784 on Apr 19, 2012 12:04pm into GratefulDead
All good suggestions, but for me, 12/28/78 takes the Shakedown prize. Supremely, supremely funky. Everything just clicks. Phil is dropping great bombs, Bob's chords are perfectly wah-wah'ed, and Jerry's Mutron is smoking. Even Keith's piano comping is spot on. Check it out....

[forums]Re: Best Version of...
Posted by wisconsindead on Mar 22, 2012 5:39pm into GratefulDead
only one person mentions 6-30-85? certainly check out that one. Its full of really excellent jamming from the whole crew and certainly a unique version. I know of no better version, but there are a lot of good jams out there. I also enjoy 1989-07-09 a lot, not as epic as 6-30-85, but probably my favorite "textbook" shakedown....

[forums]Re: Best Version of...
Posted by Space Jogger on Mar 21, 2012 6:49am into GratefulDead
yeah, Rockpalast is my favorite Shakedown on video by far...the whole Rockpalast video is pretty entertaining IMHO...solid throughout......

[forums]Re: Best Version of...
Posted by utopian on Mar 19, 2012 6:56pm into GratefulDead
Didn't we just have a best-of shakedown thread about one month ago? http://www.archive.org/post/410548/best-shakedown-4-6-82 I have been challenging myself to listen to every version that are recommended. I remember the tops my list were; 1-10-79 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1979-01-10.sony-senn.wagner.miller.113114.flac16 12-31-84...

[forums]Re: Best Version of...
Posted by bluedevil on Mar 19, 2012 5:11pm into GratefulDead
I'm partial to 12/31/84, but that's just because I was there: http://www.gratefuldeadprojects.com/Shakedown_Street.html And we all know nothing good happened in '84... (like 7/13)...

[forums]Best Version of...
Posted by jeeper on Mar 19, 2012 4:56pm into GratefulDead
SHAKEDOWN STREET!!! So, I'm putting together a personal compilation of favorite versions of Jerry tunes...I'd greatly appreciate if folks could give me feedback with their favorite versions (or if you prefer, 'best' version) of 'shakedown...' So far, in the 'running' are: • 4/17/82 from Hartford (a personal favorite) • 11/29/80 (Florida, I think) • I think there may be a good version on the commercially released, ‘Go To Nassau?’ Again your input is appreciated :~) Gratefully Yours,......

[forums]Re: Any First Hand Thoughts on P&F in Broomfield?
Posted by Leobeerguy on Feb 22, 2012 7:48pm into GratefulDead
I saw the last night on Saturday. I like this lineup. It was not the best Phil and Friends show I had ever seen, but it was a fun night. The first set was really good and strong. The second set was a little slow with a lot of jazzy improv stuff, still good but not my thing. I was looking for more of old Dead tunes. Phil just keeps playing bass better every year, WOW. Jackie has his place with these guys, you can tell he really likes playing with Phil and respects him......

[forums]Re: Best Shakedown 4-6-82?
Posted by grendelschoice on Feb 6, 2012 3:50pm into GratefulDead
1/10/79 extended ultra-gritty, bluesy Jerry jam. Flawless rendition. 11/29/79 If you like Brent-heavy, this is another beauty. Jerry goes all wah-wah on this one....

[forums]Re: Best Shakedown 4-6-82?
Posted by mklsgl on Feb 6, 2012 1:40pm into GratefulDead
Disclaimer: Best = Personal Preference. 4/6/82 has a few of my bests: Morning Dew, 2nd-verse-only Other One, Shakedown, Sailor>Saint, and overall 'being there' experience....

[forums]Re: Best Shakedown 4-6-82?
Posted by utopian on Feb 6, 2012 1:27pm into GratefulDead
11-25-79 10-22-83 I'm going to attempt to listen to all of them and get back to you...

[forums]Re: Best Shakedown 4-6-82?
Posted by CharlieMiller on Feb 6, 2012 9:28am into GratefulDead
12/31/81, 5/8/81, 6/30/85, 4/6/82...

[forums]Re: Best Shakedown 4-6-82?
Posted by yesss! on Feb 5, 2012 10:37pm into GratefulDead
4/6 is my favorite as well. jerry kills it. very funky. 6/30/85 has that nice ascending synth/guitar moment at the end of the jam (which is awesome), and there are plenty of other good versions, but i just love some of jerry's runs from philly so much. am not familiar with some of stratocaster's picks though- will have to check them out....

[forums]Re: Best Shakedown 4-6-82?
Posted by clementinescaboose on Feb 5, 2012 10:35pm into GratefulDead
was 4-6-82 a road trips release?...

[forums]Re: Best Shakedown 4-6-82?
Posted by grateful phishmon on Feb 5, 2012 5:30pm into GratefulDead
I'm familiar with 12-31-84, and just checked out 6/30/85, thanks for the suggestion. That one definitely has the X factor. But I'd put 4-6-82 up with either of them....

[forums]Re: Best Shakedown 4-6-82?
Posted by stratocaster on Feb 5, 2012 12:59pm into GratefulDead
good one, but not the best...04-17-1982 is another interesting one from that period... As far as the best versions...06-30-1985, 12-05-1979, 05-16-1981, 12-31-1984, 08-27-1981 is a good list to start with......

[forums]Best Shakedown 4-6-82?
Posted by grateful phishmon on Feb 5, 2012 11:35am into GratefulDead
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-04-06.sbd.miller.105237.flac16 I've never heard Jerry and Brent do an extended call-and-response like on this version. It starts with one bar each, then Jerry switches it to two bars. Funky and thoroughly enjoyable. Finally after about 2 min, Jerry cuts it off and starts the "regular" part of the jam that blows away most other versions. It's long enough to be a complete Shakedown jam on its own......

[forums]Re: Compendium - first interview: Bill Gadsden, Charlie, and me?
Posted by dead-head_Monte on Feb 4, 2012 1:24pm into GratefulDead
Who wants to interview me - together with Bill Gadsden and Charlie Miller?• the Fillmore East broom closet tapes - GD & NRPS, April-run, 1971 - circulated by Bill GadsdenNRPS w/Jer at Fillmore East - April 25 - 29, 1971I have always been a big fan of this great run. ("Ladies and Gentlemen... The Grateful Dead") I've had my taper copies of the Jer and Duane tracks (BIODTL and Sugar Magnolia) ever since the day Jimmy Watson let me dub from his copies in 1972......

[forums]Re: Garcia and Diana Ross and Disco: Back me Up Here
Posted by gratefuldiver on Jan 13, 2012 12:54am into GratefulDead
"Rock and Roll" (which is the best genre to include our beloved band) owes its existence to an amalgamation of many kinds of music: blues, jazz, country/western, symphonic/orchestral, disco, etc. The vitriol against disco is interesting, but how does it differ from a Stones fanatic hearing C&W-influenced songs on Beggar's Banquet or Let It Bleed? Or every Beatles fan listening to Seargent Pepper for the first time? A true Stones fan with an open mind kept listening and embraced Exile on Main Str......

[forums]Garcia and Diana Ross and Disco: Back me Up Here
Posted by sntb on Jan 9, 2012 9:18am into GratefulDead
It's no secret that the Dead had a soft spot for disco (many of you have read the story about Jerry and Micky calling a band meeting just to show the others how to dance like they just saw in in Saturday Night Fever, which they loved. This is apparently a true story, told in the reissue of Shakedown Street). Anyway, I've thought this for a while, so please tell me I'm not imagining things: I take note of this whenever I hear it, but I never write down the date......

[forums]Re: 1979 Help!
Posted by billydlions on Dec 22, 2011 5:55pm into GratefulDead
I'll take just about any Brown Eyed Women from 1983 over any pre hiatus version. Jerry extends the solos which more than makes up for the drawbacks that you mention. examples would be 10-15-83, 9-2-83, 8-27-83. As for being the best DPs, I'm in agreement with you although I do like the 2nd set from this show. I've always liked the Shakedown-Uncle encore, and there's some decent jamming on Estimated, typical for 1979....

[forums]Re: A Sunday Night Shakedown
Posted by stratocaster on Nov 14, 2011 9:02pm into GratefulDead
nice show, my first 81 show on tape...one of the best It Must Have Been The Roses in the second set......

[forums]Re: A Sunday Night Shakedown
Posted by RBNW....new and improved! on Nov 14, 2011 6:14am into GratefulDead
great recommendation !!! one of the best shows i attended!! wish the whole show was found here http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-03-13.set1.sbd.digitalrbb.miller.112659.flac16 this music never stopped is amongst the best!!! This post was modified by RBNW....new and improved! on 2011-11-14 14:14:07...

[forums]Re: So, what are the best songs that debuted in the 80s/90/s?
Posted by midnightcarousel on Sep 23, 2011 8:41am into GratefulDead
My favorite althea: http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-10-10.mtx.chappell.sb03.28740.flac16 My favorite Shakedown: http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-11-24.pre-fm.miller.87642.sbeok.flac16...

[forums]Re: So, what are the best songs that debuted in the 80s/90/s?
Posted by micah6vs8 on Sep 22, 2011 8:27am into GratefulDead
Althea debut was 8-4-79 Shakedown's was 8-31-78 Still in the '70's. So hard to pull away! Althea, http://tinyurl.com/3ohlhjm (must listen to, an All-Time 1st set) Shakedown, http://tinyurl.com/3td9k98 (one version of many favs, like the fall of '79) My fave debuts in the last half, Black Muddy River Corrina Eternity Foolish Heart Liberty (more lyrics than performance) Mr Fantasy (best new cover) So Many Roads (if only for Chicago alone) Feel Like A Stranger Victim VOJ- (best Dylan cover,......

[forums]Re: So, what are the best songs that debuted in the 80s/90/s?
Posted by rdenirojb87 on Sep 22, 2011 8:09am into GratefulDead
That's the version I was going to recommend. There's a certain show I have with Warren where they just nail that song, I believe it goes for over 10 min. I'll try to find it later. Warren did some great work with Phil. try this Lazy River Road: http://www.archive.org/details/gd94-03-30.sbd.miller.14832.sbeok.shnf beautiful Standing On The Moon: http://www.archive.org/details/gd89-07-07.aud.wiley.7855.sbeok.shnf shakedown debuted in before the 80's but you said you love it so here's some stand......

[forums]So, what are the best songs that debuted in the 80s/90/s?
Posted by chris in long beach on Sep 21, 2011 8:41pm into GratefulDead
I don't get into the 80's and beyond because there's just too much great stuff from the 70's to check out. I'm still not really interested in checking out entire shows, but would like to hear a few select songs. I'm mostly interested in originals, but new covers could be interesting as well. I'd also like to see your favorite versions (links would be appreciated!). Here are a few songs I know (I'd love links for these as well): Althea (Love this song) Shakedown Street (same) West LA Fadea......

[forums]Re: To those willing - 1990-09-12 - 1st Set Closers
Posted by clashcity on Aug 24, 2011 10:41pm into GratefulDead
I think the age thing is correct to some degree. Although me and my friend are the same age and went to shows together starting in 90. We're mid-30's. The first Dead I heard was Live Dead and Anthem of the Sun. My friend began with the later material like Terrapin Station, Shakedown Street and Touch of Grey. We differ in every respect when it comes to what the Grateful Dead is to us. He likes the digital dead of the 89-95 years and actually believes he saw some truly great shows. I am full......

[forums]Re: Best Dicks Picks
Posted by yesss! on Aug 18, 2011 1:23pm into GratefulDead
my top 5 5 (12/26/79) - excellent UJB and shakedown>UJB reprise encore. 12 (6/26-28/74) - epic chinacat intro and really amazing LIG jam. 18 (2/3-5/78) - has my favorite keith-era scarlet>fire. 28 (2/26-28/73) - probably my most listened to. super tight and energetic. 31 (8/4-6/74) - more amazing summer '74. 4 discs worth. and it isn't a dick's pick, but i love "one from the vault" as well....

[forums]Re: best transitions
Posted by snow_and_rain on Jul 9, 2011 10:18am into GratefulDead
Someone already mentioned St Steve> Eleven I've got a soft spot from some of those NFA> Stephen reprise transitions, especially the ones uninterrupted by drum solos. 2/4/70? 2/8/70? Awesome. Or for another example of a very different but equally impressive Stephen> NFA transition try 9/30/76. They weave together St Steve and NFA with an extended bit of sweet jamming that produces a fired-up version of NFA. Oh, and I feel like I just mentioned this somewhere else, but one of the best transitio......

[forums]Re: best transitions
Posted by Jack o' Roses on Jul 9, 2011 8:20am into GratefulDead
*Specific* examples: 11.29.80 Alligator Alley Shakedown>Franklin's http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-11-29.beyerm160.wise.miller.101722.flac16 10.8.83 Richmond Sugar Mag Tease>Good Lovin' http://www.archive.org/details/gd1983-10-08.senn441.silberman.miller.97883.sbeok.flac16 3.21.86 Hampton Supplication-> Let It Grow http://www.archive.org/details/gd1986-03-21.nak300.damico.87638.flac16 I think that few would be disappointed in listening to these......

[forums]Re: Merriweather 7 - 1 -85
Posted by Death&Mercy on Jul 1, 2011 4:40pm into GratefulDead
My quick take on the previous 3 - Hershey I did not enjoy all that much. The Dew kind of saved the show, but the set-list was not great, and the playing was on the flat side. A brutal day as well back in '85. First set from 6-30 is weak, but I agree with strat, a good 2nd. Shakedown, He's Gone, and TOO are all best of '85 versions (I know, means nothing to some). 07/01/85 is the best of the three imo......

[forums]Re: Merriweather 6- 30 - 85
Posted by stratocaster on Jun 30, 2011 4:15pm into GratefulDead
Not really with you on this review my good man, first set is all right, second set is very good...Shakedown is awesome, my favorite version, I've heard them all, very few other versions are even in the discussion...Samson is one of the best versions and I do hear a bit of this high hat (check your equalizer) in Hes Gone, it's not enough to distract when you have Garcia's thick glub glub taffy picking going on...Cryptically is better on the outro, they butchered this song in 85...back side of ......

[forums]Merriweather 6- 30 - 85
Posted by micah6vs8 on Jun 30, 2011 12:07pm into GratefulDead
Columbia, MD is around 100 miles south of Hershey, PA, and again you drive through some beautiful country getting to Columbia. You really don't even have to touch the Beltway too much. (I don't know if Maryland Staties are still the same.) With a Saturday off in between Hershey and Merriweather, and so few miles to drive, I wonder what folks did? Too many Civil War sites around for me to resist. The venue is located in Symphony Woods, which I think is a cool name......

[forums]Re: (Make that) 20 years ago today: Best Shakedown of the 90s?
Posted by snow_and_rain on Jun 23, 2011 10:32am into GratefulDead
Good list. 3/25 at the Knick is one of the most overlooked shows from that tour. The Shakedown compares favorably to 6/22 and the Truckin> Spoonful really shines....

[forums]Re: (Make that) 20 years ago today: Best Shakedown of the 90s?
Posted by CharlieMiller on Jun 23, 2011 10:02am into GratefulDead
3/25/91 5/24/92 12/16/92...

[forums]Re: (Make that) 20 years ago today: Best Shakedown of the 90s?
Posted by lobster12 on Jun 23, 2011 9:39am into GratefulDead
Not to mention that it is in the 2-hole. Must have gotten the crowd pumped. Very good show overall...

[forums]Re: (Make that) 20 years ago today: Best Shakedown of the 90s?
Posted by bkidwell on Jun 23, 2011 2:34am into GratefulDead
Absolutely correct that Jerry changed his playing to match the "inherent style" of the instrumental voices he was using. This is one of my favorite things about his use of midi-winds, the sense that you can almost hear the "breathing" that helps structure the phrasing used by wind and brass players....

[forums]Re: (Make that) 20 years ago today: Best Shakedown of the 90s?
Posted by snow_and_rain on Jun 22, 2011 9:24pm into GratefulDead
Nope. NBA finals were over by then....

[forums]Re: (Make that) 20 years ago today: Best Shakedown of the 90s?
Posted by reviewr on Jun 22, 2011 8:27pm into GratefulDead
Help me remember. I was at this show, as well as several other Soldier Field shows in the early to mid 90's. I think this is the one where the Bulls campionship game was playing on the large screens on the front and sides of the stage. This was really strange because the crowd would often react to what they were seeing and not to what they were hearing (I kind of think the band even paused once to take a look at the screens)......

[forums]Re: (Make that) 20 years ago today: Best Shakedown of the 90s?
Posted by jds121291 on Jun 22, 2011 7:38pm into GratefulDead
Having never given the 90's a serious listen (shame on me), and not really getting into the MIDI phase, I have to say that was cool as shit....

[forums]Re: (Make that) 20 years ago today: Best Shakedown of the 90s?
Posted by stratocaster on Jun 22, 2011 7:06pm into GratefulDead
definitely one of the best of the 90s, would have to relisten to 12-16-92 and 09-10-1991...

[forums]Re: (Make that) 20 years ago today: Best Shakedown of the 90s?
Posted by vapors on Jun 22, 2011 4:54pm into GratefulDead
This is a glorious recording. Had fun listening closely to differentiate between the two keyboards. Nice fills by both in this Shakedown. I don’t know too much about midi, but it often seemed to me that when Jerry ‘played’ sax, flute or trumpet he was channeling that instrument to some degree, like he was consciously phrasing in a manner fitting that instrument. Or it could have been my imagination......

[forums]Re: 30 years ago today: Best Shakedown of the 90s?
Posted by snow_and_rain on Jun 22, 2011 3:49pm into GratefulDead
Your smart ass side is really sexy....

[forums](Make that) 20 years ago today: Best Shakedown of the 90s?
Posted by snow_and_rain on Jun 22, 2011 3:49pm into GratefulDead
At the risk of crowding today's TDIH slot, I have one more offering. I was never a huge MIDI fan, but Jerry's alto sax effect on this version of Shakedown gets me every time. http://www.archive.org/details/gd1991-06-22.sbd.miller.105541.flac16 Other highlights: Let it Grow and the entire PITB> ... > PITB reprise bit. This post was modified by snow_and_rain on 2011-06-22 22:49:03...

[forums]Re: Let's make that 20 years ago today: Best Shakedown of the 90s?
Posted by snow_and_rain on Jun 22, 2011 3:48pm into GratefulDead
d'oh!...

[forums]Re: Let's make that 20 years ago today: Best Shakedown of the 90s?
Posted by unclejohn52 on Jun 22, 2011 3:22pm into GratefulDead
Don't age us all an extra 10 years ! Yes very cool sax effect, and nice interplay with the keyboards. I'm assuming that it's Hornsby on piano, sounding great, and Vince on organ....

[forums]Re: 30 years ago today: Best Shakedown of the 90s?
Posted by DeadRed1971 on Jun 22, 2011 3:22pm into GratefulDead
I love your math skills. 1991 + 30 years = 2011....

[forums]Re: What are Furthur's best songs?
Posted by Phlesh Wound on Jun 17, 2011 9:10am into GratefulDead
I've seen Furthur about 8 or 9 times and have listened to a lot more and I'd say that on any given night they can really nail just about any song they play... That being said some songs have a bit more consistency. A few that I think they really play well just about everytime are: Jack Straw, China>Rider, New Speedway, Morning Dew, Unbroken Chain (best jamming they do often times), Terrapin Suite, Ruben and Cherise, Mountain Song, Casey Jones, Cassidy, Shakedown and Viola Lee......

[forums]Re: In the studio.
Posted by utopian on May 23, 2011 12:55pm into GratefulDead
Blues for Allah - inshallah Terrapin Anthem Shakedown Mars hotel - pride of cucamonga, just love that song ----- Interesting to see many people choose Workingmans dead&. (love the pics on the back espec jerry and pig) American beauty Had em both on vinyl, but these albums were least like the live dead experience for me, and why they don't make the cut. Where is the jamming rolling thunder? The stripped down raw diddys eventually developed into live jams, but the albums are too much on the......

[forums]Playin: the Post-Retirement Years [long]
Posted by bkidwell on May 19, 2011 4:52am into GratefulDead
[This post is an attempt to distill several years of listening notes on hundreds of versions of Playing in the Band into a historical survey of notable PITB jams in the post-retirement years. A lot of these facts and material were learned by reading posts here in the forum by LIA and others, I hope no one minds my repeating them, searches for "favorite playin" and "best playin" and similar will turn up a lot of my sources.] Playing in the Band is the big jam tune that never ossified into a stab......

[forums]Re: Grateful Dead song: best 'feel like a stranger'
Posted by mellotone on May 13, 2011 10:14pm into forums
Well, not claiming it's the best…but recently crossed paths with 1981-05-16 Cornell U. Ithaca, NY and it was delicious. Also notable: the "Let it Grow" and "Shakedown" are top shelf material. Funkin' out proud. Caution, not for the weak-hearted!!!...

[forums]Re: Looking for the Best
Posted by snow_and_rain on May 11, 2011 8:48am into GratefulDead
Wow, you just threw a big fat fast ball right in my wheelhouse. This is from a much longer piece that I call, "T right here in the Heartland": The Dead Play Ohio – 1968-1994." I've edited it down to the top shows of the 60s and 70s. My favorite is probably 12/6/73, but 10/31/71 and 11/22/68 are also strong competitors. You should also check out 10/27/72 for the monumental Truckin> Other One> Half Step> Dew. 11-22-68 - Veterans Hall, Columbus, OH Morning Dew, Schoolgirl, Dark Star, St......

[forums]outta the 70's
Posted by NorthStarDead on May 6, 2011 7:55am into GratefulDead
yea, was listening to this one last night. http://www.archive.org/details/gd1979-01-15.nak300.rolfe.miller.90095.sbeok.flac16 Keith might have been snoozing during a good portion of the first set and jerrys voice is not his best...none the less this great recording kicks off the last year of a great decade for the GD The crowd was into it, some newer tunes, ok quite a few, none the less delivers some nice moments. Jack Straw kicks things off nice Deal is prettty good and the Shakedown rocks......

[forums]Re: TDIH - 1971
Posted by dead-head_Monte on Apr 28, 2011 8:31am into GratefulDead
NRPS w/Jer at Fillmore East - April 25 - 29, 1971"Ladies and Gentlemen... The Grateful Dead"I have always been a big fan of this great run. I've had my taper copies of the Jer and Duane tracks that were taped on April 26 since the day Jimmy Watson let me dub from his copies in 1972. These tapes were circulating all over NJ at the time, thanks to Buddy Miller. I love that broom-closet musty smell I get from these tapes......

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